Royals Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 27, 2022

Written By Staff on July 27, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (39-58) and Los Angeles Angels (41-56) play a rubber match on Wednesday at 2:10 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. Brad Keller starts for Kansas City (-133 to win) while Los Angeles (+112) will counter with Janson Junk.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of July 27, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET.

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Royals vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Keller (KC) Pitcher Junk (LAA)
5 – 10 W/L 0 – 0
101.2 IP 1.0
4.34 ERA 0.00
1.318 WHIP 1.000
6 K/9 9
3.3 BB/9 0

Royals Probable Starter Brad Keller

  • The Royals are sending Keller (5-10) out for his 19th start of the season. He is 5-10 with a 4.34 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 101 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the right-hander threw 4 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, giving up four earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In 18 games this season, the 27-year-old has a 4.34 ERA and 6 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .249 to opposing hitters.
  • Keller has nine quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will take the mound against an Angels offense that ranks 26th in MLB with 740 total hits (on a .230 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .382 (21st in MLB) with 110 total home runs (11th in MLB).
  • This season, the 27-year-old ranks 52nd in ERA (4.34), 51st in WHIP (1.318), and 61st in K/9 (6) among pitchers who qualify.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 27, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 7 .286 2 0 0 .444 .730
Jared Walsh 5 .400 2 0 1 .500 1.100
Max Stassi 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Taylor Ward 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Angels Probable Starter Janson Junk

  • Junk has been named the starter for the Angels and will make his first start this season.
  • The 26-year-old righty will start for the first time this campaign after coming out of the bullpen once.
  • He has pitched in one games this season with an ERA of .00, a strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.000.
  • The Royals have scored 379 runs this season, which ranks 27th in MLB. They have 810 hits, 13th in baseball, with 79 home runs (27th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 27, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Junk

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won 52.4% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (11-10).
  • Kansas City has a 4-6 record (winning 40% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -133 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Royals have an implied win probability of 57.1%.
  • Kansas City has played in 97 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 46 times (46-47-4).
  • The Royals have a 45-52-0 record against the spread this season (covering 46.4% of the time).
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Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have won eight, or 21.1%, of the 38 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 5-22 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +112 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 47.2% chance of a victory for the Angels.
  • Games involving Los Angeles have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 43 of 97 chances this season.
  • The Angels have an ATS record of 44-53-0 in 97 games with a spread this season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 90 hits, while batting .255 with 19 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters, Witt ranks 78th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 127th and he is 49th in slugging.
  • Witt has safely hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a double, a home run and five RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi paces his team with a .389 on-base percentage, and has a club-leading .399 slugging percentage. He has 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 39 walks while hitting .321.
  • Benintendi ranks fifth in batting average, ninth in on base percentage, and 99th in slugging in MLB action.
  • Benintendi enters this game on a seven-game hitting streak. In his last nine games he is hitting .351 with a double, three walks and five RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield has 21 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks while batting .242.
  • Hunter Dozier is hitting .268 with 20 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 26 walks.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 360 .242 48 5 38 .291 .638
Bobby Witt Jr. 353 .255 51 14 51 .298 .754
Andrew Benintendi 343 .321 40 3 39 .389 .788
Hunter Dozier 299 .268 36 9 33 .331 .776
Nicky Lopez 292 .247 33 0 13 .301 .599
MJ Melendez 233 .227 25 10 28 .311 .732
Michael A. Taylor 225 .276 29 6 28 .348 .748
Emmanuel Rivera 194 .237 24 6 22 .285 .687
Kyle Isbel 141 .227 13 2 13 .265 .598
Vinnie Pasquantino 90 .211 8 3 5 .317 .650

Angels Players to Watch

  • Shohei Ohtani leads Los Angeles with a slugging percentage of .493, fueled by 39 extra-base hits.
  • Of all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Ohtani is 77th in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage and 23rd in slugging percentage.
  • Taylor Ward leads Los Angeles with an OBP of .379 this season while batting .287 with 39 walks and 46 runs scored.
  • Ward is 34th in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage and 26th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Jared Walsh has 80 hits this season and has a slash line of .240/.285/.420.
  • Luis Rengifo has been key for Los Angeles with 59 hits, an OBP of .315 plus a slugging percentage of .400.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 351 .256 55 21 58 .350 .843
Jared Walsh 333 .240 36 13 41 .285 .705
Brandon Marsh 278 .219 31 8 36 .276 .618
Taylor Ward 268 .287 46 13 35 .379 .868
Andrew Velazquez 231 .173 23 5 21 .215 .479
Luis Rengifo 220 .268 20 5 18 .315 .715
Max Stassi 203 .212 22 6 20 .309 .659
Jo Adell 115 .243 6 3 13 .287 .661
Kurt Suzuki 93 .183 7 2 11 .267 .547
Michael Stefanic 39 .179 4 0 0 .289 .494

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